Jacqueline McAleese - Partner
Jacqueline McAleese attained a degree in Common and Civil Law with French (LLB joint honours) from Queen’s University, Belfast in 2000. In the following year, Jacqueline completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, Chester.
In 2001, Jacqueline commenced a training contract with a leading insurance practice (Everatt and Company – now Plexus Law) and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2003.
Post qualification, Jacqueline gained experience with Everatt and Company in conducting defence litigation on behalf of major insurance companies / loss adjusters and local authorities. Jacqueline joined Carson McDowell in 2008 where she has continued to specialise in defence litigation within both our healthcare and commercial litigation teams. In addition, Jacqueline has considerable experience of representing various professional / commercial clients at inquests and in health and safety prosecution proceedings.
Jacqueline was made a partner in the firm in 2014 and is ranked in the Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 which states: "Jacqueline McAleese maintains a strong practice defending against claims of clinical, including surgical, negligence. Sources describe her as 'excellent,' adding: 'She is understanding, she knows the clinical side of things and she has really good tactical awareness.' "